About 2023 Pets of Pima Parade

Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade (POPP) is a celebration of the love between pets and humans, inviting community members from across Tucson and Pima County to show-off their cherished companions. People are invited to participate with their pets of all shapes, sizes, and species.

  • Canines and their people will walk in the Raising Cane's Procesión de los Perros.
  • Felines and their humans are welcome to walk or ride in the TEP Cat Convoy.
  • All other pet types including, pigs, goats, reptiles, birds, and pocket pets will be featured in the Pet Pride portion of the parade.
Plus, music, food, classic cars, costumed characters, entertainers, fire trucks, the 4 Legs on 4th Festival, AND so much more!
When:     Sunday, February 19, 2023. Parade starts at 10 a.m. 
Where:    Tucson's Historic 4th Avenue
Why:        Support pets and people served by Pima Animal Care Center!
Why #2:  YOU LOVE ANIMALS!! ❤️🐾
Why #3:  Have Fun!


Starts at:  February 19, 2023 11:00 AM
Ends at:  February 19, 2023 12:30 PM


Historic Fourth Avenue
Tucson,AZ USA



Why Participate?

Because you love animals and know that pets make our lives more fun, more meaningful, and more loving. POPP is an opportunity to celebrate the animals who enrich your lives, while generating support for pets who need people to love.

Plus, who doesn’t love a parade?!? Live entertainment, games, cool cars, and thousands of adorable animals of all shapes and sizes. What could be more fun than partying with your pooch, carousing with your cat, or raging with your reptile?

Pets = Love. Parade = Love. So, we ask: Why not participate and be among the first to experience Tucson's newest tradition!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Pets give us their unconditional love. However, not all pets have someone to love. And some pet owners need occasional help to keep their companion animal healthy and happy. Pima Animal Care Center exists to help these pets and people. Annually, PACC helps over 19,000 pets find new furever families and has the best live outcome percentage of any large public shelter in the nation. Additionally, PACC assists people who need help for their pets, preserving 1000’s of families and saving these animals from the shelter experience. Your participation in POPP celebrates the pet(s) in your life and supports the pets in all our lives.

Here's a Map with more Parade info!

Here is a map of the Parade route and more info of the difference sponsored segments. To see it on the Friends of PACC website, please click here.

Don't think your pet(s) will do well in the Parade? We got you!

We are once again making Petsicles! Want to be in the Parade but concerned your pet can’t handle the fanfare? We’ll give you a photo representation, aka a “Petsicle,” of your pet to carry in the Parade! To get your Petsicle, follow the registration instructions to submit your pet pic(s). Or once you register, forward your registration email with a high-res photo of your pet (a cellphone pic is typically ok nowadays) and your pets name to popp@friendsofpacc.org, on or before Monday, Feb 13. You can pick up your Petsicle at pre-registration, Friday, Feb 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. AND on Saturday, Feb 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Tucson Subaru on Oracle Rd., or the day of the event :)

The 4 Legs on 4th Festival

After the Parade, stay for the 4 Legs on 4th Festival, where you can enjoy music and entertainment on the Tucson Federal Credit Union Stage. Adopt a new furry companion at the HSL Properties Adoption Extravaganza, indulge in food from 4th Ave businesses, check out classic cars, meet costumed characters, and shop for pet-themed arts & crafts in our vendor's section! Remember to patronize the businesses on Fourth Ave after checking out the 4 Legs on 4th Festival following the Parade!

In addition to our sponsors, here are some of the booths you can visit:

  • Camp Bow Wow
  • C. Eaton Photography
  • Cat Custom Creations
  • Desert Dog Denim
  • DogBerry Bakery
  • Hands to Heart
  • Humana
  • Infinite Prism
  • Jen’s Unique Crafts
  • Midtown Vegan Deli
  • Pipers Barks & Craft
  • Prancing Pet Bakery
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Rowdy Society Studios
  • Rusty Paws
  • Main Event
  • Your CBD Store
  • Dutch Bros.

Fox 11 Costume Contest!

You & your pet can be crowned the Fox11 Prince or Princess of the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade! Could it be you?! Enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift basket from Central Pet & $100 Gift card from Bookman’s. Be featured on FoP's (Friends of PACC's) newsletter, FoP social media, and Fox11’s Facebook page. Click the link for details, https://ul.ink/1ATXP. Enter a Photo Jan 30 - Feb 5. Voting Feb 6 - Feb 14. The top 11 finalists will be notified on Feb 15 and participate in the Parade on Feb 19!

HSL Properties Adoption Extravaganza

 Looking for a new furry family member?
Come check out the HSL Properties Adoption Extravaganza where there will be shelters and rescues adopting out some lovable animals! Here is a list: 

  • Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary
  • Rescue Me Marana
  • Desert Rotti & Pals Rescue
  • Valley Humane
  • Tucson Cold Wet Noses
  • Desert Springs Equestrian Center
  • PACC Fosters

Be auto-entered into a drawing for raising just $25!

1. Register on this website between Feb 7 and Feb 13.

2. Raise or donate a minimum of $25 and be automatically entered into a drawing for a a paw-some pet-themed gift basket!

3. Winners will be emailed on the Feb 15

Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors